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    Unemployment Rate Unchanged Despite 44,000 New Jobs

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    California’s gain of 44,200 jobs last month wasn’t enough to nudge the state’s unemployment rate down. It held steady at 7.4 percent for the third straight month, despite August posting California’s strongest job growth since April.

King Fire: Structures Destroyed; More Firefighting Crews On Way
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Cal Fire says the King Fire has destroyed or damaged structures in White Meadows.


River Cats Hope For Even Brighter Future With Giants
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Even though the Sacramento River Cats affiliation with the Oakland Athletics helped make the River Cats one of the most valuable AAA franchises, the River Cats will now be the triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.


King Fire Smoke Affects Two States
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Air pollution and health officials in California and Nevada issue warnings about King Fire smoke.


King Fire Friday Update: Size, Containment Grows Overnight
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

The King Fire has charred 76,376 acres and forced the evacuation of 3,000 people. Investigators say the fire was caused by arson. UPDATED: 10:05 P.M. - Officials confirm the loss of structures. The next acreage update will occur Saturday morning.


Major League Soccer Executives Pay Sacramento A Visit
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Top Major League Soccer executives have arrived in Sacramento Thursday are in Sacramento today for a two-day visit as they consider whether to bring a team to California’s capital city.


Enterovirus Hospitalizes Children In Southern California
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

A virus linked to severe respiratory illness in kids is circulating California.


Brown Signs Film, Television Tax Credit
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed California's new film and television tax credit.


King Fire Smoke Makes Washoe County Air Quality Its Worst In Six Years
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Air quality in Reno and Washoe County is in the "very unhealthy" category, and the worst in the area in six years, thanks to heavy smoke blowing in from the King Fire.


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Dr. Daniel Bausch Knows The Ebola Virus All Too Well

Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.


Largest Of Calif. Wildfires Destroys 10 Homes, Other Structures

More than 5,500 firefighters are battling the so-called King Fire in the Sierra Nevada forest area. Some 2,800 people have been evacuated.


Hillary Exhilaration Helps Energize Generation Z

Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.


Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).


Hong Kong Students Begin Boycott To Call For Democracy

The activists plan to stay out of university classrooms this week to protest Beijing's plan to screen candidates for the territory's next chief executive.


NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars

The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.


Kurds Say They Have Halted ISIS Advance Near Syria-Turkey Border

Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.


NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.


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